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Welcome to UC Berkeley! You hold in your hands The Daily Californian’s first ever CalSO issue. This is probably a first for you, too: your first formal experience on campus getting to know what it will be like to attend Cal. One of our goals with this issue is to
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Getting around Berkeley

Commuting Although perfect for grocery shopping, owning a car in Berkeley can be a hassle when dealing with traffic and parking. Student campus permits can run up to $327 per semester, and if you’re lucky enough to score street parking, watch out for the city’s parking enforcement officers, as they
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Moving pains & remedies

A guide to making life easier for that big move

This is it — you’ve found your place, paid the lease and signed the papers. Now it’s time to move in. Don’t be fooled, though — moving in is perhaps the most daunting task you’ll have to tackle before you settle into your new home. Luckily, we’ve provided a few
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Welcome to two years in Berkeley

Welcome, Berkeley transfers! Welcome to one of the most difficult yet glorious times of your life. Most of your CalSO experience will be a good-natured, good time, but if you’re like me, you’ll chafe just a tiny bit at the fact that this day seems tailor-made for freshmen and not
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Your guide to campus libraries

Picking out the top 4 campus libraries to study in

If you ask the average UC Berkeley student how many libraries there are on campus, you will most likely receive a perplexed gawk and an incorrect answer. Amid the majestic allure of the Doe Library — Gardner Main Stacks and the North Reading Room — it can be incredibly easy
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Navigating through bureaucracy at UC Berkeley

A guide of campus services and resources vital to your Berkeley experience

As one former vice chancellor puts it, when people from other countries ask about how UC Berkeley is, they have two specific questions in mind: Is Top Dog still there, and is Cal as bureaucratic as ever? The answer to both these questions is, as always, yes. Top Dog locations
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From the Midwest to the Bay

Transitioning to life in Berkeley can be anxiety-inducing but also exhilarating

Halfway through my undergraduate career, I’ve tried to reflect upon how I have personally grown since I first came to Cal. But I realize I cannot quantify the differences between the person that arrived on this campus two years ago, straight from the Midwest — where I had lived my
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Lessons learned as a freshman

To all incoming freshmen, I will first say that CalSO is terrible, and if you walk away with nothing but a sweaty Cal ID photo and an unbearable desire to transfer before August, you’re in good company. If you’re enjoying yourself, kudos. If not, hang in there. The school year
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Parting thoughts: four years, one couch

I’ve been in denial. Even with graduation a few days away, I have yet to purchase a cap and gown. Even as I write this farewell column, a reality check of sorts, I am dazed that my days as a UC Berkeley student are coming to a bittersweet end. While
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Parting thoughts: what Berkeley means to me

My grandmother Ethel Mary Schwartz wrote an article about what her time in college meant to her, and I feel that after four years, I finally understand. This is my Berkeley riff on her original piece. Spring filled the air. The very ground gave forth the tangy flavor of the
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